Dr. Malinda Stull '95 - 2006 Young Alum Award Recipient

Dr. Malinda Stull ’95 receives the “Young Alum Award” for her outstanding career as a researcher and scientist.

Stull grew up in a Christian home in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, the youngest of five children. When she was a junior in high school, she decided to attend a Christian college. Her Sunday school teacher recommended Asbury College.

The summer after her sophomore year, Stull returned home to work in a souvenir shop. One quiet afternoon, a stranger walked into her store and shot her twice— the second bullet leaving her paralyzed. An outstanding and determined student, she caught up with her classmates after missing only one semester. Stull graduated Magna Cum Laude from the College in 1995 with a degree in chemistry. That year she was named “Outstanding Student in Chemistry.”

She went on to complete her Ph.D. in cell and molecular biology at the Penn State College of Medicine in Hershey, Pennsylvania. Much of her research at Penn State focused on normal breast development and breast cancer. In 2003, she successfully defended her dissertation and is the author of several publications found in scientific journals.

That same year, Stull became the postdoctoral fellow at the University of Cincinnati and continued her research on breast development and breast cancer. She also served as a mentor to graduate and undergraduate students, prepared manuscripts for publication and gave presentations at scientific meetings and local seminar series.

Traveling internationally, Stull has also visited Kenya two times with New Hope International Ministries. These trips have taken her to the Kenya Highlands Bible College, the Africa Gospel Church in Nakuru and Tenwek Hospital.           

In 2006, she was recruited back to her alma mater as an assistant professor of biochemistry. She begins teaching at Asbury College this fall.